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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    I hope all future wars are fought with drones. I'd rather have our soldiers safely tucked away, operating the drones and guns and missiles, with a wobble stick, drinking a Mountain Dew.

    I find it puzzling that most of the drone critics seem to be conservatives. Their sympathy for the terrorists and softness on the fight against terrorism is so out of character.

    I wonder why that is?

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    No one needed affirmation that drones are effective killing machines. Murder can be an effective political strategy for the short tem. It is not proven that killing leads to long term peace, justice and stability.
    A nonsense platitude. I lay at your feat the unprecedented peace of Europe and the rise of the modern international order both of which were won by political and military conflict embarked upon by the Western democracies.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No, I dont see a fault.
    Ok let me walk you through it.

    1. First you must support your statement. Prove that the 'Taliban' has grown. Which group, which affiliate are you talking about, and how are you measuring their size?

    2. Recognize your correlation equals causation mistake. Even if the Pakistani Taliban it is not an argument to say "Drone strikes have continued and they've grown, therefore they are related." I've been eating more fruits and vegetables over roughly the same time period, how do you know my consumption isn't the cause of this uptick? It certainly correlates.

    3. Explore the many possibilities for this growth and then support why despite no evidence you think drones are the cause.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Because we have wasted, and yes I said wasted, enough lives and treasure in the ME.
    Why would you think that?
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    There is no winner there. Much less us.
    Are there losers?
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    I'd start with executing every muslim on the planet;

    Not cool.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    It's fairly likely that a more negotiable leader will take over the Pakistani Taliban. In any case, the more terrorists we kill the more it proves to the others that they cannot possibly win this war.
    These people are fanatics, they will fight to the last man and because they are religious crazies, they have a virtually endless number of fighters willing to step up, die for Allah and win their 72 virgins. These people do not think about things rationally, they are positive they have their god on their side.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Are there losers?
    Everyone?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Are there losers?
    Everyone involved.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Everyone?
    I participated and I won, so clearly not everyone.
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